Monty Python's record breaking coconut orchestra
UPDATE: Check out the amazing photoset of people clip-clopping their way to coconut orchestra superstardom. Thanks, everyone!
I am a huge Python fan; the influence they had on my early thinking and formation of my sense of humour is unparalleled by any other television comedy (with the possible exception of SNL). I heartily wish I could have been present at this record breaking coconut orchestra in Trafalgar Square--yes, I just said coconut orchestra--but this video and these photos are almost a suitable substitute for actually being there. Almost. Oh, and the night ended with a free showing of The Holy Grail. Ni! Ni! Ni!
A total of 5,567 people, including the cast of the Monty Python musical Spamalot, gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to break the previous record of 1,789 people.
Jones told the crowd how the coconut orchestra originally came about while they were filming Monty Python And The Holy Grail.
"About halfway through filming we realised we couldn't afford horses and had to stick to coconuts," he said.
The members of the giant orchestra demonstrated their skills with a rendition of the Python classic, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, "clip-clopping" their coconut shells in time.